Men as Students and Teachers of Feminist Scholarship

@article{Flood2011MenAS,
  title={Men as Students and Teachers of Feminist Scholarship},
  author={Michael Flood},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  pages={135 - 154}
}
  • M. Flood
  • Published 2 May 2011
  • Education, Sociology
  • Men and Masculinities
When men participate as students in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) classrooms, they undergo feminist change. They adopt more progressive understandings of gender, show greater support for feminism, and increase their involvement in anti-sexist activism. Male students in WGS classrooms benefit to the same degree as female students, showing similar levels of change, although they start with poorer attitudes and thus the gap between them and their female peers persists. At the same time, male… 

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